Family seeks answers in shooting of woman, baby; funeral account set up

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PHOENIX -- Police have not made any arrests in the shooting of a 19-year-old woman and her baby, and family members are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Khalli Lawrence and her 2-month-old daughter were found shot in an Ahwatukee neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

"We do know she was shot in the back of the head," said Lawrence's uncle, Darrell Alexander. "As far as anything else, we don't really know too much in detail or have a clue who would have done anything like this."

Lawrence died after being shot execution style. Her daughter was shot in the leg but is expected to survive.

Friends and family gathered Sunday to raise money for funeral expenses with a car wash as they plead for anyone with information to come forward.

"Whoever did this, we'd love for you to come out and be a man or a woman and just confess to what you did," Alexander said. "I mean, how can kill a 19-year-old in the back of the head and try to kill a baby."

Lawrence and her baby were found on a dirt footpath near 17th Avenue and Pecos Road. The victims did not live in that neighborhood.

The family has established a fundraising account for funeral and medical expenses, www.gofundme.com/isuyk8.

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